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Analysis and comments on The Negro Mother by Langston Hughes

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Comment 11 of 171, added on February 6th, 2005 at 5:36 PM.

I love this poem so much. When my daughter, whose now 24, was in the 6th
grade, she and I learned this poem, she needed to recite it in a contest.
Since then I try to get her to but she declines. So, I have taken to
reciting it at my church, I dress as a elderly mother with hat gloves,
cane, glassed and all. I become all that the poem is. Scary, (smile) my
daughters think so. The crowd always seem to enjoy it.

DD from United States
Comment 10 of 171, added on February 2nd, 2005 at 10:33 PM.

I've repeated this poem durng many black history programs. I like the poem
because it helps me to remember how my mother, Reba Shegog struggled to
raise 6 children as a single parent. It futher helps me realize that my
struggles are small compared to the mother in this poem. What's even more
shocking is that this negro mother is "real" and her struggles are "real".

cordella smith from United States
Comment 9 of 171, added on January 27th, 2005 at 4:40 PM.

I feel the poem is simply awesome and powerful. It truly explains the
trials from whence our forefathers and mothers came. I will be forever
grateful for those that blazed the way for our freedom and equality.

Judy C. Johnson from United States
Comment 8 of 171, added on January 26th, 2005 at 4:10 PM.

I really like this poem it tells a true story about the Depression time.

Ashley from United States
Comment 7 of 171, added on January 17th, 2005 at 7:40 PM.

This poem is so incredible! It it so provocative and breathtaking, at the
same time. Langston Hughes was an incredible poet that managed to bring
pride and dignity to Black people during a time where they must have felt
anything but. This poem is a must-read for every African-American!

Yoshua from United States
Comment 6 of 171, added on January 16th, 2005 at 2:02 AM.

I love this poem , i will share this poem with tme members of my church. I
love tihs poem.... Thank god for a person like you, I thank God for giving
a person like you the mind of wisdom to be so created to think of these
words that I feel truly express what a black woman feel while and when she
work so hard.... Thank You

Worthy from United States
Comment 5 of 171, added on January 4th, 2005 at 6:23 PM.

I love this poem because it explains how the blacks struggle wit life for
300 -500 years. Black women were determined not to let the whites keep her
and her kids down.

Camesha from United States
Comment 4 of 171, added on January 4th, 2005 at 6:23 PM.

I love this poem because it explains how the blacks struggle wit life for
300 -500 years. Black women were determined not to let the whites keep her
and her kids down.

Camesha from United States
Comment 3 of 171, added on October 25th, 2004 at 9:20 PM.

This is a very emotional poem, it gave tears to my eyes.

Sherri from United States
Comment 2 of 171, added on September 22nd, 2004 at 7:51 AM.

this is a beautiful poem, we as black mothers are still
feeling pain for our children , we want more for them
we have to continue telling the story of our struggle not to instill hate
,but to build character,strength ,a real sense of pride.
the youth of today are missing a lot of their own family history .when
having family reunions teach
your own family history! i work with the exceptional
children dept, i enjoy doing career days ,selfesteem
workshops. i will probably us this poem . i love poetry
another good poem is "daybreak in alabama"

Harriet White

Harriet White from United States

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Poet: Langston Hughes
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